The first official trailer for the big screen adaptation of The Martian has been released. The film is based on the novel written by Andy Weir and stars Matt Damon in the lead role of a stranded astronaut on Mars.
During a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after being caught in a fierce storm, and is left behind when the rest of the crew evacuate the planet and begin to head back to Earth. Watney finds himself stranded and alone, with only meagre supplies and his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal home, despite knowing that even if his survival is made known there is no realistic prospect for a rescue.
The movie seems to focus on some of the most interesting elements of the book such as Watney’s attempts to grow crops on Mars as a means to survive.
The Martian is directed by Ridley Scott with an all-star cast including Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and more.
The Martian comes out in theaters Nov. 25. You can watch the trailer below: